Ryanair to create 460 jobs at East Midlands airport
Low-cost airline Ryanair is to create 460 new jobs at East Midlands airport next year.
The Dublin-based carrier will add a total of nine new routes from three of its airports, flying an extra million passengers next year.
Two of the new routes will fly from East Midlands - to Marseille and Menorca.
Manchester and Liverpool airports will also benefit from the expansion, with 1,000 jobs created in total.
Chief executive Michael O’Leary warned earlier this year that the airline was braced for a difficult winter as austerity measures and the eurozone crisis hit demand.
The carrier reported a 29% drop in underlying pre-tax profits to 99 million euro (£77.5 million) in the quarter to June 30 as a 27% rise in fuel costs took its toll.
The airline is due to report its half-year results on November 5.